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Principal's Message

July 31, 2019


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Shannon Forni, and I am excited, honored, and delighted to serve as the new principal of Ella Lewis School (ELS). It is rewarding to be a part of a school with a proud tradition of providing its students with a high quality of educational opportunities and experiences. I will work diligently to continue this legacy of success, and I look forward to working with you to help each student meet their academic goals.


 Our team of educators is highly qualified and dedicated to preparing every student for a successful year and beyond including a rigorous and relevant curriculum that helps students build relationships and make real-world connections. We are committed to meeting the daily challenges of increasing student achievement, while putting a focus on continuous improvement. Rest assured, ELS is a place where teachers, parents, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. 


Please feel free to communicate with us about your child's academic needs. We welcome positive communication through email, phone, or a parent-teacher conference.  Likewise, we will keep you updated with the latest information throughout the year through our school website, district website, newsletter, emails, and phone calls. 


As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors--students, teachers, parents, and community members-- feels welcome and excited to be here. A positive attitude will enable us as a team to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a fun, positive, and nurturing environment. I look forward to continuing to build a community that creates an open and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.


My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to working with you to help each student at Ella Lewis School meet their goals and have a successful school year!



Shannon Forni

ELS Principal